Christian Weaner is a 2020 graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism (plus minors in history and digital media: performance). He is currently working on finishing his Master of Communication from Liberty this May.
During his undergrad, Christian spent several years as the sports director at 90.9 FM The Light radio station in Lynchburg and was the assistant sports editor for the Liberty Champion Newspaper for a semester. Today, in addition to being a staff writer for Like Media, he is a promotional writer in the Marketing Department at Liberty University, and also does freelance writing and broadcasting for IdahoSports.com.
Christian and his wife Rayan relocated to Bonners Ferry, Idaho (where his wife’s family has resided since 2015) in 2022. “After spending the first year of our marriage in Virginia, Rayan and I decided to move to Idaho to be close to family while she began her teaching career at Bonners Ferry High School. We love the beauty of North Idaho and the small-town community that Bonners Ferry has to offer,” shares Christian.
“Bonners Ferry is a small, tight-knit community full of individuals who love to give back and serve others. I have greatly enjoyed getting to meet many people who are devoted to making Boundary County a better place for everyone who lives here, and I love that I get to tell their stories in Bonners Ferry Living Local.”
Christian joined the Like Media team as a staff writer in July of 2022, where he has shared his talents as a writer throughout all Like Media’s publications. “From the moment I began at Like Media, Jillian and the entire staff have been nothing but encouraging to me. I am very proud of the quality publications that I get to be a part of creating, but the team-oriented atmosphere within the organization is amazing.”
When not drafting his next incredible story, Christian and Rayan love to be outdoors—whether hiking, swimming, fishing, especially during the summer months. “Also, I am a HUGE sports fan, and I enjoy watching, listening to, and talking about sports,” Christian says. “I grew up in Pennsylvania, so I am a Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers fan, plus Penn State and Liberty (my alma mater) for college sports.” Christian shares his passion for sports on the court as an assistant coach for the Bonners Ferry High School Boys Basketball team.
Christian is thankful for the faithful readers of Like Media’s magazines and always appreciates feedback about the articles he writes. He invites you to email him (firstname.lastname@example.org) with comments, questions, concerns, or potential story ideas that you'd like to share.